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Causes: Federated Giving Programs, Health, Philanthropy

Mission: To unite caring donors in the workplace with our nation's most trusted health charities

Target demographics: Stronger, healthier communities.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 17 million caring employees with more than 2,000 of the most trusted health charities across the United States.

Geographic areas served: United State of America

Programs: Customized wellness programs, employee engagement, workplace giving campaigns, customized causes, and strategic partnerships.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Teri29

Board Member

Rating: 4

Being a member charity of Community Health Charities is great for our organization! CHC is a wonderful partner that keeps health non-profits in the minds of our local companies and their employees. We enjoy participating in health fairs and always jump at the chance to bring speakers into a company to share the mission of CHC and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We've been honored to have CHC recruit volunteers for our local walk. And most importantly, the money raised through CHC for our organization is helping fund research and cure cancer. CHC allows us to diversify our fundraising and keeps us relevant in the workplace.

Donor

Rating: 5

We are able to give to charities we care about through CHC and their giving tool. We can support Alzheimer's Association and National MS Society and others in one place. Love it!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We contribute through Community Health Charities to reputable health charities that mean the most to our family. It’s easy and convenient.

Laura S.

Donor

Rating: 5

Community Health Charities is one of the options in our annual Employee Giving Campaign. They are a top notch organization to work with!

1 Gretchen18

Donor

Rating: 5

Community Health Charities is a first rate non-profit. In addition to the wonderful work they do in supporting numerous health-related charities, it's one of the most honest & trustworthy organizations of its kind. I always feel confident my dollars are being used appropriately, which is why I've continued to donate through them year after year.

Donor

Rating: 5

Giving to Community Health Charities at my workplace is convenient and I never miss the money. I'm proud to give!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been associated with Community Health Charities for the past 7+ years in various capacities. I have found their webinars particularly helpful since I have had type 1 diabetes for 47 years. Their direct links to accurate and medically approved information about diabetes has served me exceptionally well over time. I never neglect to include the Community Health Charities when making my charitable contributions. Thank you for a job well done.

Donor

Rating: 3

I'm confused as to why an organization with 13 paid employees needs a CEO drawing a salary of $290K, to manage a suite of recommended charities?

http://www.bbb.org/charity-reviews/national/health/community-health-charities-in-alexandria-va-4531/governance-and-staff

BBB shows as an approved "charity" but is it a charity? Seems analgous to a mutual fund that is managing a basket of mutual funds, and showing a small percentage in additional admin fees to do so??

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mgravholt 03/14/2014

Donor 111 Thank you for your recent comment and question about Community Health Charities. Your question is a good one, and I am glad that you asked it. Founded initially as National Voluntary Health Agencies (NVHA), the organization was created as a membership organization in 1957 by the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Arthritis Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Easter Seals and United Cerebral Palsy Association. Through our nationwide network of 30 affiliate offices, nearly member 1800 charities, volunteers and staff, our co-operative approach benefits members in three important ways: 1. To your point, yes, our members share the cost of processing large volumes of contributions made by employees in the workplace. Rather than individually investing in staff, training, equipment, and other operational expenses, sharing these costs allows our members to benefit from a highly efficient service center. This approach allows our members to direct more of every donated dollar to mission critical programs and services, rather than infrastructure and administrative staff. 2. In addition to monetary gifts from employees in the workplace, our members consider our Health Matters at Work program a crucial component of their awareness efforts that reach into workplaces that they otherwise would not. 3. Each of our members relies on the gift of time, in addition to donations made to their cause. Through our Volunteer Matters 365 program, we have served as a catalyst, connecting employees in the workplace to thousands of hours of volunteer support needed by our members. To hear more about the value Community Health Charities provides to its members, you can watch this testimonial featuring executives from more than a dozen of our member charities, http://healthcharities.org/Our-Charities. Annually, the Community Health Charities network raises more than $70 million for its member charities. The Chief Executive Officer of Community Health Charities of America, which you are referring to in your post, is responsible for developing, leading, and executing, the coordinated efforts of all 30 separately incorporated affiliates. This includes financial, administrative, and marketing services, universally across the organization. The Community Health Charities of America Chair of the Board, Executive Committee and Board of Directors (which included representatives from its member charities and affiliates) annually reviews the compensation and performance of its chief executive officer to ensure compensation is appropriate based on performance, industry standards, and length of service. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. Regards, Molly Gravholt Chief Financial Officer Community Health Charities